Friday, June 20, 2008
Pet shipping and Internet fraud
It is disturbing, but it continues to gain strength on the web. More and more people are falling victim to the popular, adopt a puppy scam. These crooks are copying web sites and emailing them to unsuspecting victims. They place ads in local papers and on the web, advertising puppies, parrots and baby monkeys up for adoption to good homes. The problem with stopping this scam, is that all web sites are public and can be copied and pasted very easily, the crooks do this in an effort to make the Email look legitimate. It is working, we take Emails and calls about this everyday, we are working with authorities to try to put an end to this. It is hard to believe that anyone would send money to Cameroon when the pup is in Chicago, or so the ad says, yet it happens everyday. Please do not send money to another country, or to anyone who is not a confirmed source, please always check with U.S based companies to see if the transaction you are trying to make is a legitimate one and not a common Internet scam. These crooks will steal your money!